Shmoop Launches AP Art History Exam Guide

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Shmoop looks to help students by painting a helpful picture of the AP Art History exam.

Shmoop Guide to AP Art History

Shmoop's guide to AP Art History

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, announces the arrival of a brand new addition to the company's AP test guide family. (It’s a girl!) The AP Art History guide breaks down what students can expect to see on the test, and delves deeply into all material on which they are likely to be quizzed – everywhere from ancient Roman sculpture to a baby brother’s finger painting that their mothers stuck to the fridge last spring. Okay, so there probably won’t be a question about that on the test. Still, it can’t hurt to know what classical finger painter served as his inspiration.

In this guide, students will:

  •     Learn the difference between Rococo and Baroque. And Barococo, which isn’t really a thing.
  •     Determine whether Renaissance babies really had creepily muscular triceps. Hey, maybe they just spent a lot of time on the crib press.
  •     Figure out how many arches is too many arches.
  •     See why AP Art History is like a student's high school yearbook, except with more naked people. Hopefully.
  •     Finally discover the truth about what consumptive-looking men have to do with Romanticism. Because nothing says "attractive" like tuberculosis.

If a student is ready to get his or her Post-Post-Modernist Hegelian Painterly Abstraction on, then he or she should take a gander at Shmoop’s AP Art History guide. It’s true that this test is a toughie, but if students don’t ace it the first time, they can always Gauguin.

About Shmoop

Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching materials. Shmoop content is written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and other top universities. Shmoop Learning Guides, Test Prep, ACT Prep, and Teacher Editions balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand how subjects relate to their daily lives. Shmoop offers more than 7,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Android devices, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. The company has been honored twice by the Webby Awards, was named “Best in Tech” for 2010 and 2011 by Scholastic Administrator, and was honored by District Administration. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, Calif.

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